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Life-Friendly Gardening: Planning for Pollinators

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Calendar of Activities




Date
Hours
Activity/Event
Notes
Wed. 5/3
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend the late afternoon in our sunny garden.  Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Tues.
5/8
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Peculiar Pollinators: unusual pollinators and beneficial insects
  – Dr. Connie Vadheim **
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Sat. 5/13
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
 
 
Gardens open to visitors
We’ll be doing some pruning and tidying – come and give us a break!
Sun. 5/14
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Gardena Willows.  
 
We’ll have some native mints for sale at the garden.
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors. 
Sun. 5/21
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
 
Sat. 5/27
1:00-4:00
 
New day & time
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.  You be able to see the beauty of spring in the Preserve and gardens
 
 
Tues.
6/6
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Perfect Pathways: how to design, build and maintain garden pathways
  – Kelley Dawdy M.S. **
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Wed. 6/7
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend the late afternoon in our sunny garden.  Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Sat. 6/10
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
 
 
Gardens open to visitors.  Be inspired by our garden pathways.  Kelley Dawdy M.S. will be available to answer questions.
We’ll be doing some pruning and tidying – come and give us a break!
Sun. 6/11
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Special Tour: Insects of the Gardena Willows with Emile Fiesler.
 
This walk is a favorite for those of all ages.  You see everything from butterflies to pollinators and true bugs.  Come and be fascinated!
 
The entire Preserve, including the gardens, are open to visitors. 
Sun. 6/18
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors.  Come and see how lovely a summer garden can be.  Watch the birds and butterflies.  Sit on our shady porches.
 
Sat. 6/24
1:00-4:00
 
New day & time
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.  Bring your binoculars if you want to see our lovely summer birds and butterflies.
 


** See the page on Classes & Workshops for more details


for other activities at the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve see: http://www.gardenawillows.org/events.htm

 
 



 

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